caravan winterstalling Kroatie

Vraag gesteld door ritsd op 27 maart 2015

Onze caravan (1996) staat sinds 5 jaar in Kroatië voor de winterstalling.
Nu ontving ik een (vage) brief waarin wordt gesteld dat de import in Kroatië formeel moet worden afgeregeld. Ofwel "releasing for free circulation", OF "re-exporting to an Non-EU country", OF "by sending it to another EU-state".
De caravan staat op een NL-kenteken.
Volgens mij is er binnen de EU (waartoe ook Kroatië behoort) vrij verkeer van goederen en is er geen verplichting tot betaling van enige belasting, of noodzaak om het ding heen-en-weer te gaan slepen.

Wie kent deze brief? Ik heb de neiging hem niet serieus te nemen. Is dat terecht?

Voor de liefhebbers, hier de volledige tekst:
NOTICE
to the owners of trailers and vessels (EU residents) on the obligation to regulate the status of the trailers and vessels following the accession of the Republic of Croatia to the European Union


Dear Sir/Madam,

following the accession of the Republic of Croatia to the European Union (EU) on 1 July 2013, we present you this Notice in order to inform you so that you can take the appropriate steps to regulate the customs or tax status of your trailer.

We would first like to inform you of the status of trailers stored for winter in the Republic of Croatia prior to the accession to the European Union:
- all foreign vehicles/trailers stored for winter in campsites and campsite depots had the status of temporary imports (since the Republic of Croatia was not an EU Member State prior to that date);
- to ensure storage of such goods in the Republic of Croatia in accordance with the regulations, the campsites/depots which offered winter storage services received the status of the type E customs warehouse, for which the Croatian Customs issued the approval;
- the obligation of the campsite/depot was to submit to the Croatian Customs the list of all the vessels and trailers stored there in winter (including the bookkeeping record containing the information on the trailer, chassis or hull number, and the owner) annually;
- with that list or bookkeeping record, the goods concerned were placed under temporary importation for the duration of no longer than 24 months;
- in accordance with the previous points, your trailer is on such a list as well, and therefore needs to be "returned";
- during the winter storage, i.e. temporary importation, those goods lost the status of EU goods, and therefore they need to be released for free circulation as a result of the accession of the Republic of Croatia to the EU.

As a result of the accession of the Republic of Croatia to the EU, the aforementioned temporary importation procedure is to be completed, according to EU regulations, in the following manner:
- by releasing the trailer for free circulation, or
- by re-exporting it to a third country (outside the EU), or
- by sending it (the T1 transit procedure) to another EU Member State.

If the trailer has been duly registered, i.e. it possesses a valid registration certificate, but the prescribed procedure has not yet been carried out for it, the payment of customs duties and taxes does not apply; you only need to pay for the forwarding agency services. For non-registered trailers, if the customs authorities did not issue a T2L document, the customs duty amounting to 2.7 % needs to be paid. For tax exemption, it is necessary to prove its use prior to 1 July 2005, or, if the trailer is newer, with a receipt showing the amount of tax.

The deadline for the regulation or proof of the status of your trailer/vessel according to this information is 30 June 2015.

We would like to stress that, for the purpose of the appropriate procedure, it is not necessary for you to come to Croatia. For all information and the appropriate procedure with the competent authorities of the Republic of Croatia, you may contact any authorised forwarding agency in Croatia, which will then carry out the appropriate procedure on your behalf. Please send the necessary information and documents to your shipping agency by e-mail or post.

If you wish to obtain information more quickly and facilitate the appropriate procedure, you may contact the following shipping agency: OMNIŠPED d.o.o., Mate Vlašića 26/31, 52440 Poreč, Croatia; tel. 00385/(0)52/434-661; fax. 00385/(0)52/451–544; mob. 00385 (0)98/435- 371; e-mail: omnisped@pu.t-com.hr;omnisped.verica@pu.t-com.hr.

If you have already released your trailer for free circulation, either prior to the accession of Croatia to the EU or after, you are not obliged to repeat the procedure. However, we kindly ask you to provide us with a proof thereof in the form of the customs declaration.

We also stress that the aforementioned provisions mentioned in this Notice do not apply to other trailers whose owners are EU residents (trailers with an EU registration that entered or left the territory of the Republic of Croatia after 1 July 2013). For such trailers, the valid registration plates signify at the same time the status of Community goods, and thus such trailers may be freely stored in the campsite (or other appropriate places).

All the provisions mentioned herein apply to vessels accordingly.

Sincerely,

Antwoord van David

ANWB Expert

Kroatië is per 1 juli 2013 lid geworden van de Europese Unie. De algemene regel is dat er vrij verkeer van goederen geldt binnen de EU, maar omdat uw caravan al vóór die datum in Kroatië was gestald, golden er andere (douane/invoer)regels dan nu het geval is. Vanwege die andere, huidige regels, zou u een van de in de brief genoemde procedures te volgen. Welke precies voor u geldt, wordt ons niet duidelijk uit de door u toegestuurde informatie.

Wij adviseren u dan ook contact op te nemen met Omnisped, waarvan de adres- en contactgegevens in de brief staan. U ook proberen via het internet schriftelijk uw vraag te stellen: http://omnisped.net/?q=hr/contact.



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Reactie van David Sjoer:

Om de douanestatus EU en het bewijs van de betaling van de BTW in Nederland aan te tonen is het overleggen van een kopie van het Nederlandse kentekenbewijs van de betreffende camper of caravan voldoende. De betreffende camper of caravan in Kroatië moet natuurlijk wel voorzien zijn van de Nederlandse gele kentekenplaten die corresponderen met het overgelegde kentekenbewijs. Door het overleggen van een kopie van het Nederlandse kentekenbewijs staat vast dat de invoerrechten en omzetbelasting in Nederland zijn betaald. Hierdoor zijn het goederen in het vrije verkeer van de EU en hoeft er geen invoerrecht en omzetbelasting te worden betaald. Er zou geen kentekenbewijs door de RDW kunnen worden afgegeven wanneer deze betalingen niet hadden plaatsgevonden. Aangeraden wordt om naar het dichtstbijzijnde douanekantoor te gaan.